As Texas’ much-loved oasis, miles and miles of the Hill Country landscape are draped with lush, green farmland producing nearly every kind of fruit and vegetable imaginable. So...why not take advantage of the local goodness? Farmers markets are the perfect opportunity for farmers and growers to connect directly with their surrounding community.
And, besides providing your kitchen with the freshest produce, shopping at your local farmers market helps support small businesses, gather with your friends and neighbors, and get outside.
To help you get started, here’s a list of several Hill Country area farmers markets we love!
Catering to those who want to sleep in on Saturdays, the Dripping Springs Farmers Market sets up shop on Wednesday evenings. The market offers several rows of vendors selling everything from Texas-raised beef to strawberries and local honey. The market’s mission is to not only provide the community with fresh products, but to help consumers “learn the uses and benefits of quality, locally grown or prepared food products and access local services and hand-made crafts.”
When: Wednesdays, 3:00 to 6:00 PM (Year Round)
Where: Veterans Memorial Park - Hwy 290 & RR 12 (Dripping Springs, TX)
A community already world-famous for its produce (peaches, anyone?), Fredericksburg hosts an incredible farmers market dedicated to showing off every bit of the surrounding world-class farms. Now in its 10th year, the Fredericksburg Farmers Market is located in the historic “Marketplatz” every Thursday evening. Meet with your local farmers, ranchers, chefs, wineries, bakers, musicians, and pizza-makers!
When: Thursdays, 4:00 -7:00 PM (May-November)
Where: 325 West Main St (Fredericksburg, TX)
A charming community just 30 minutes west of San Marcos, Wimberley’s small-town charm has been capturing the hearts of more and more residents in recent years. Accordingly, its Farmers Market provides a way for citizens to “get back to basics”, connecting producers to consumers every Wednesday of the year. Check out the tasty veggies, handmade baked goods, handmade crafts, farm-fresh eggs, and more!
When: Wednesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 PM (Year Round)
Where: RR 12 and River Road in Wimberley, TX (In front of the Community Thrift Shop, across from the red light)
In case you didn’t already have a reason to check out the Sage Gardens Farmers Market, it’s located directly in front of Sid's Main Street BBQ, making it an outright celebration of all things Texas Hill Country. The market’s vendors offer free-range eggs, baked goods, rare Asian vegetables, heirloom seeds, herbal salves, honey products, goat's milk skin-care products and a variety of cool weather produce (including herbs, kale, and lettuce).
When: Thursdays, 8:00 - 11:00 AM (April - October)
Where: 702 Main Street (Bandera, TX)
Boerne: Farmers Market at the Cibolo
Hosted on the 62-acre “Herff Farm” owned by the beloved Cibolo Nature Center, Boerne’s “Farmers Market at the Cibolo” takes place every Saturday from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (rain or shine). With an impressive array of vendors, this market also hosts various classes (everything from gardening to sustainable practices) and cooking workshops. From May - November, get your vegetables and fruits, herbs, organic and grass-fed meats, baked goods, jams and jellies, honey, eggs, coffee, tea, and natural beauty products here!
When: Saturdays, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM (Year Round)
Where: Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road (Boerne, TX)
A new addition to the local farmers market scene, the Kerrville Farmers Market is a downtown gem that takes place in front of the historic A.C. Schreiner Home. This beautifully curated new market features plenty of locally sourced produce, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, beer, and wine, as well as brick-oven pizza and boiled shrimp! Listen to local artists perform as you shop the vendors.
When: Fridays, 4:00 - 7:00 PM (April to October) & 3:00 PM - dark (November to March)
Where: 529 Water Street (Kerrville, TX)
Living in or near San Marcos, TX? This rapidly growing city offers an equally expansive year-round farmers market twice a week! Shop for farm fresh produce, baked goods, canned goods, crafts, eggs, various meat cuts (including bison, beef, turkey), and local honey.
When & Where: Tuesdays, 3:00 - 6:00 PM (204 S Edward Gary St); Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (155 E San Antonio St); Thursdays, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Out the Quad, Texas State University)
Have you managed to make your way to the New Braunfels Farmers Market yet? The charming “river city” hosts a farm-to-table market every Saturday morning, featuring farm-fresh eggs, breads, jams, jellies, local honey artisan goods, live music, and more. It’s the perfect atmosphere for kids, dogs, families, couples, and everything in between. Whether you’re looking to stock your fridge or want more of a social event, this market is for you. To boot, you can shop while enjoying live music from our local area entertainers.
When: Saturday, 9:00 AM -1:00 PM
Where: 186 S Castell Ave (New Braunfels, TX)
One of the newer markets on our list, Canyon Lake’s Sattler Market was founded by local business owner Jessica Japhet (owner of Toot’s Sweets). After selling at other various area markets for some time, Japhet’s passion for local sustainability and organic goods led her to start a market even closer to home. This market’s wide variety of vendors includes not only classic farmers market fare like fruits and vegetables but also jewelry, popcorn, seafood, salsa, leather goods, and photography services.
When: Saturdays: 9:00 AM -1:00 PM (Year Round)
Where: 14625 River Rd (Canyon Lake, TX)
Interested in living farm-to-table all the time? The Texas Hill Country is certainly the place to get back to (beautiful) basics. To discover where you fit, from farm and ranch to luxury, contact one of our licensed agents! Plus, download our exclusive Buyer’s Guide to discover tips written specifically for the Hill Country buyer.